The final day of the Women's World Cup's opening round of fixtures was arguably the most exciting day of the competition so far, with Jill Ellis' USWNT the stars of the show after picking up a record 13-0 win over Thailand in Tuesday's late kick-off.
The Netherlands found themselves forced to dig deep in a thrilling opening match against New Zealand to start the day's action, while Chile's goalkeeper
New Zealand 0-1 Netherlands
The Netherlands left it late against New Zealand to kick start their World Cup campaign with a win, but Jill Roord's late header ensured that
Despite being in control for most of the match, New Zealand's tactics saw them presented with a handful of opportunities on the counter-attack, but it was actually a defensive mistake from the
Rosie White and
Chile 0-2 Sweden
It looked for all the world that Chile's match against Sweden would be heading for just the second draw of the Women's World Cup so far,
Sweden were in control of the opening 45 minutes and were just inches away from taking the lead when a deflected header was on course to creep into the corner of the net, but Chile's star performer
Just before the 72nd minute, the referee halted play due to adverse weather conditions and there was a lengthy delay in proceedings, but the pattern of the match continued after the game resumed as Sweden continued to press for the opener.
Just 10 minutes before full-time, Sweden finally found a way past Endler when
Sofia Jakobsson couldn't put the game to bed and saw a dinked effort sail over the crossbar, but Sweden were able to put the icing on the cake when substitute
USMNT 13-0 Thailand
The United States Women's National Team (USWNT) kicked off their title defence with a breathtaking 13-0 win over Thailand at the Parc des Princes, the biggest ever win in Women's World Cup history.
Alex Morgan had the ball in the back of the net inside the opening six minutes but her header was correctly ruled out by VAR for offside.
Unfortunately for Thailand, that decision was arguably their best moment of the match and they inevitably did concede the first goal of the game just a few minutes later, with Morgan this time timing her run to perfection before nodding the ball into the back of the net.
Morgan then turned provider to set up Rose Lavelle, whose 25-yard effort caught goalkeeper
Shortly after the restart, Sam Mewis' deflected effort from the edge of the box extended the USWNT's lead even further, while Morgan was once again in the right place at the right time to add a fifth.
Five became six just seconds later and this time it was Mewis who scored her brace, while Lavelle also picked up her second of the match before the hour mark.
Thailand were able to hold out for a little while longer, but they were helpless to stop Morgan from completing her hat-trick, with a clever piece of skill on the edge of the area creating space to unleash a shot into the far corner.
Perhaps their most important goal and the biggest cheers was saved for added time, however, as American icon